I'll admit, I really really want to talk about the project. It is going along swimmingly. Lately we have been making great progress as we're pushing toward the Storyboard and animation side of things. We're still in early stages of development, but man oh man. There's something special to see other people who are working with you take up the reigns and give that silent nod saying, "I want this to happen." It's just amazing. I honestly think that I'll be keeping in touch with some of these people for a long long time. It is strange to think that I'm working with people literally all over the globe. From Vietnam, to Indonesia, to Mexico. There are a few here in the UK and US as well, truly incredible. Thank you Internet.
But enough about the project for now... Cause there are a few other things I can talk about.
My personal life has been pretty grand, the house is set up minus a few rugs we want to find. It took four months, but I'm not worried. We're finally in a routine where we are keeping the entire place cleaned up. Maybe after I get some of my yardwork done we can host a party of some kind. Close friends and/or Karaoke friends. There are a lot of people whom I haven't seen in a while.
The gym is a semi-regular thing now, not on a schedule, but I don't disdain going. I want to go, I want to beat myself up and lose this weight I know I can lose. The only thing I still need to get back into my life is hiking. Linux loves his backyard, but I am sure-shootin' that he is missing the long trails and walks he used to get regularly.
Speaking of Linux, I have officially decided that dogs will always be involved in my life. Kristi and I went to the Renaissance festival this year and we stopped at one of the shops who makes you a custom coin necklace. Basically you choose two of their designs and the guy there essentially hammers the design into each side and you get a rather unique necklace.
It took me forever to choose my designs. I wanted one, but I wanted one that really spoke to me. Then I saw a paw print labeled, "Dog" and I just felt that I needed to have it. I couldn't decide on the other side of the coin to be honest, because none of them were going to fit me so well. I was stuck between a wolf howling at the moon, and the Thor's hammer (The Norse God version). I settled on Thor's hammer, cause it was more interesting and it represented strength and power. But every time I wear the necklace, I love that paw. So much so, I want to get a tattoo of it on my chest.
I only have one tattoo, and I've always planned on getting more, but I want to make sure I get in shape before that happens to help maintain it. My chest is looking better, and I continue to improve it, so here soon I do want to get a paw print there. At first I was going to go with a plain brown, but now I'm thinking I want something a bit more, maybe a texture of red, blue, and teal. Just a bit of color thrown in. I dunno quite yet, but when I do figure it out, it'll be etched into my skin.
Aside from my animation project and my personal life, I have one additional "yay!" that is going on. A fellow DA member is making a graphic novel and requested a writer. I signed on and gave her one of my written works. She liked it and chose it to create a graphic novel out of her school's final project. She sent me her templates that she was doing for the characters and villains, and it is looking great. I told her honestly that I didn't imagine the villains being very much because I wrote the story rather quickly ( an itch in the brain that wouldn't go away), but now looking at her drawings I can really see them being evil. She appreciated the comment and said she'd keep me in the loop of the progress, and that she would not only give me credit for the writing portion, but send me the completed version. I'll be sure to share it once it is completed.
Even though life has its struggles (which I try to refrain from talking about intentionally) Life is going great. I couldn't really be happier. I mean, afterall, I couldn't ask for much more. Except, you know, maybe a beer with a few friends I haven't seen in a while. And if that's the only wish I need to ask for, then it is going pretty spectacular to me.
So what's going on with you guys? I know I haven't heard from half of my readers in the past two weeks. So message me, update me. Let me know how you're doin'. Say hi, hello, hey, or hola. Keep in touch, I want to hear from you, learn about your story of life. Because no one is as unique as you.
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde.